Forest Action Plan
Serving forest landowners and protecting the natural state
Arkansas is 56 percent forested. This includes 18.9 million forested acres, which are 40 percent oak-hickory, 32 percent pine, 16 percent bottomland hardwood, 10 percent oak-pine, and two percent cedar. The Arkansas Department of Agriculture – Forestry Division promotes rural and urban forest health, stewardship, development, and conservation. Arkansas’s Forest Action Plan discusses critical issues and presents strategic themes with specific objectives and actions for addressing them.
Best Management Practices
Arkansas’ best management practices (BMPs) program is non-regulatory. The Arkansas Department of Agriculture – Forestry Division is responsible for BMPs development, offering courtesy examinations as a public service.
Click here to learn more about Arkansas’s BMPs program and recommendations on the state forestry agency website.